Children playing taiko drums at a New Year's Ohana Festival

New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Rat” with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year’s traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...
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Royal Hawaiian Band at Manoa Valley Church

WHO/WHAT: The Royal Hawaiian Band will present a special concert featuring music specially selected for seniors. Hawaiian music is the heart and soul of the Royal Hawaiian Band, but it also performs American tunes...
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“War, Languages, and Un/Intended Consequences: From Diderot to After World War II”

WHO/WHAT: Japan Studies librarian Tokiko Bazzell will speak on these topics relating to war in this second installment of “Treasures at UH Hamilton Library,” an educational initiative aimed at showcasing Hamilton Library’s special collections,...
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Community Mochi-Tsuki & More

WHO/WHAT: The Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii presents its Community Mochi-tsuki (mochi-pounding) event. Cultural activities for the whole family include: mochi-making, origami, cooking demos, kokedama (decorative moss balls) making and sumi-e (brush art). WHEN/WHERE: Sunday,...
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Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission Garage Sale Extravaganza

WHO/WHAT: Hilo Higashi Hongwanji Mission will hold a garage sale fundraiser with sushi, baked goods, pickled vegetables, andagi, nishime, rummage items, hardware, and plants and produce, all for sale. Proceeds benefit the temple. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday,...
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THE GREAT FARM SANCTUARY TOUR

WHO/WHAT: Lancaster Farm Sanctuary will host a virtual tour of 10 nonprofit farmed animal sanctuaries across the United States, including Aloha Farm Sanctuary in Kane‘ohe. Viewers can interact with rescued animals and play games...
Promo and graphic for '38th Annual Trash and Treasure' Fair for Temari Hawaii

Temari Hawaii’s Trash & Treasure Fair

WHO/WHAT: Temari Hawaii’s 38th Trash & Treasure Fair will feature unique handmade treasures, gifts and more. Each artist is carefully selected by a panel of judges and must be invited to participate. As for...
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Maui Joint Memorial Service Honoring 100th/442nd Nisei Soldiers

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center will hold its annual joint memorial service honoring 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans, a tradition since 2003. The Rev. Kerry Kiyohara of Makawao Hongwanji...
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17th Annual Maui Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese culture will be spotlighted at the 17th annual Maui Matsuri, presented by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, with major support by the County of Maui, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Island Honda,...
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East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Annual Meeting And Luncheon

WHO/WHAT: The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the New Year with its annual luncheon meeting. Among the highlights will be honoring beiju members, those members who will accomplish reaching the auspicious age...

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